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Old 09-18-2020, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello there, Im a beginner songwriter, probably a very bad one, but I have some ideas. Mainly Indie songs (type of indie like Sufjan stevens/ciggaretes after sex/Joe Purdy etc...)
I need to buy a microphone to record my vocals for the songs, I have a scarlett focusrite 3rd gen solo (only audio interface) and using Ableton.
I record in a normal room, no studio.
Can anyone tell me what mic should I buy, Condenser or Dynamic?
for Condenser I have the options between IK multimedia Irig xlr studio or Voxtaker 100. Is it even worth to buy an Condenser mic or does a Dynamic one do the trick like Shure SV 200.
As you may see that my budget is pretty low, since im living in a country where the average salary is 250 Euro...
and for Mics I dont have a wide range of options.
What do you think?
is for example the Irig worth the money for Vocal recording?
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I tend to steer clear of anything with an "I" in front of it. Get yourself a Shure SM58.
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Old 11-11-2020, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good question, it interests me too, but I can't find the answer to it anywhere!
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use a Beta 58. It's a very good mic, very precise. He's a little more expensive then the SM58. But the better thing to do is to test several mic if you can. I know that the covid situation is not the best period for such experiences.
But who cares ?
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm Beta 58 fan too, but on a budget I could get by on an SM57/58. I'd budget for a mic cable and a stand if you can pull it off.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Never record vocals with a dynamic. Always use a condenser, always use phantom power--not batteries. Recording in a regular room is iffy. There must be no sound of the outside world, no sound of electric lights humming, no sound of the heater or AC blowing. Make sure the room is carpeted and absorbent material covering the walls such as rugs, blankets, tapestries, etc. The fluffier the better. Try and get something overhead like a blanket or a sheet so your voice doesn't reflect off the ceiling.
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